Indie Retailer Spotlight: Silver Touch

Silver Touch

Silver Touch started off as a home business and has grown into a successful independent gift and jewelry store. It is a leading retailer in downtown Bethel, CT.

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Where is Pepper Now?


Pepper, a humanoid robot by SoftBank Robotics, serves as a day-to-day companion for humans. A year ago, Independent Retailer interviewed Steve Carlin, vice president and general manager of SoftBank.

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Brick and Mortar Strikes Back

brick and mortar

Retailers are fighting against online-only stores by focusing on the consumer. Connecting with consumers is easier for brick and mortars for multiple reasons.

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3 Lessons Retail Can Learn from the Publishing Industry

Retail Lessons

Ten years ago we entered what’s now known as The Great Recession. Families, individuals, and companies all across the country experienced a period of financial crisis. A number of delicate business models crumbled. This period of financial turmoil coupled with booming mobile technology ushered in a wave of change in the publishing industry. Consumers’ buying […]

How to Incorporate Spring’s Hottest Trends in Your Store


From feathers to fanny packs, Spring/Summer 2018 is full of fresh fashion. Many of the latest trends are repeats of former industry favorites heavily influenced by pop culture.

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Evolution of Retail Branding


Retail branding is the strategy companies use to excite consumers. For decades, if not centuries, having quality products was all the retail branding you needed.

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What Retail Looks Like Without Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

We recently posted an article on our website explaining why net neutrality matters for retail, before the FCC voted to dismantle it on December 14, 2017.

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Woombie: Keeping Babies Safe from Wean to World


They say invention is born out of necessity. When Karen Barski gave birth to her third child, Bella, she found the tiny Houdini would not sleep through the night in a traditional swaddle. Each night, Bella would unravel her blanket. As a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience, Karen immediately began to worry […]

How to Turn Passive Mobile Browsing into Sales


In 2018, more shoppers than ever before will browse retail websites and online stores with their mobile devices. Rightly so, many retailers spent 2017 ramping up their mobile strategies and making improvements for user experiences.

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2018 As a Year of Repair and Refinement

Ke Lonyai

In 2018, the biggest challenges retailers face are Amazon, diminishing brand loyalty, and D2C (Direct to Consumer).

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